As October ends and we get closer to the end of the year, we welcome more auto shows where automakers take the opportunity to display their unique cars and concepts. Speaking of shows, the latest one would be the SEMA. Just after BMW previewed its M Performance Parts made especially for the 2018 BMW M5 (F90), the automaker is letting us have a closer look at the sporty goods, which they presented through the MotoGP Safety Car.
During the first day of the 2017 SEMA Show at Las Vegas, BMW revealed the midsize sedan, which at first glance, seems to have gained an aerodynamic body kit. It was made with a number of carbon fiber components, which overall gave the M5 a more aggressive look. Customers who are willing to pay extra can get optional parts like a front bumper attachment, extended side sills, and a rear spoiler.
If you want a more modified ride, you can even opt for a beefy rear diffuser, and even have your side mirror caps dipped in carbon fiber, the same as the front and air breather trim side grilles. Lastly, you can pay an extra cost if you want your M5 to be equipped with an M Performance coilover suspension with adjustable red springs.
Under the hood is a 4.4 liter biturbo V8 engine that is capable of carrying out an impressive 600 horsepower (441 kW). With this engine, you will need an M5 with carbon ceramic brakes and pretty good brake pads like that of race cars. Speaking of brakes, BMW promises that this will have a quicker response and shorter braking distances once the driver steps on the pedal.
Luckily for the United States and Canadian market, the M Performance sports exhaust system will only be exclusive to them, and it will feature a titanium end muffler and carbon fiber tips that will cut down some of its weight.
If you want people to know that your M5 isn’t just a regular M5, you may opt for a set of distinct body stripes that BMW is offering. Furthermore, it will feature a carbon fiber engine cover. And moving into the cabin, you can get a sportier steering wheel, which is made with a combination of Alcantara and carbon fiber. The same lightweight material will also be used for the shift paddles and the gear shift lever cover if you wish.
As usual, accessories like floor mats, key wallet and the like that are tailored to the M5 are available in the M Performance catalog.
For those who are interested, most of these options can be availed from March 2018, along with the M5 when it goes on sale, while the remaining items in the catalogue will be available in July.